20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Grace Jones

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Basically, this Grace Jones entry in the Millennium Collection series is a one-disc version of Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions with "La Vie en Rose" added as representation of her early disco years. The Compass Point years were great, with Sly & Robbie providing the groovy reggae backbeat and Jones supplying the European iciness. The cosmopolitan and paranoid versions of Roxy Music's "Love Is the Drug," the Normal's "Warm Leatherette," and the Pretenders' "Private Life" are all excellent. Although the collection somehow leaves off her signature tune, "Slave to the Rhythm," the tunes written by Grace and friends are just as good, especially the widely sampled...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Basically, this Grace Jones entry in the Millennium Collection series is a one-disc version of Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions with "La Vie en Rose" added as representation of her early disco years. The Compass Point years were great, with Sly & Robbie providing the groovy reggae backbeat and Jones supplying the European iciness. The cosmopolitan and paranoid versions of Roxy Music's "Love Is the Drug," the Normal's "Warm Leatherette," and the Pretenders' "Private Life" are all excellent. Although the collection somehow leaves off her signature tune, "Slave to the Rhythm," the tunes written by Grace and friends are just as good, especially the widely sampled "My Jamaican Guy." If the compilers had included the few good singles from Jones' post-Island period it would have made the collection all the more valuable, but there's still a lot of great music here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 044007738924
  • Catalog Number: 000072902
  • Sales rank: 23,630

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Grace Jones Primary Artist, Vocals
Wally Badarou Keyboards
Barry Reynolds Guitar
Sly Dunbar Drums, Syndrum
Robbie Shakespeare Bass Guitar
Uziah "Sticky" Thompson Percussion
Michael "Mao" Chung Guitar
Technical Credits
Astor Piazzolla Composer
Bryan Ferry Composer
Grace Jones Composer
Tom Petty Composer
Sting Composer
Edith Piaf Composer
Barry Reynolds Composer
Chris Blackwell Producer
Ronald Dunbar Composer
Sly Dunbar Composer
Chrissie Hynde Composer
Andy Mackay Composer
Daniel Miller Composer
Tom Moulton Producer
Alex Sadkin Producer
Robbie Shakespeare Composer
Harry Vanda Composer
Ellen Fitton Mastering
Duke Williams Arranger
Brian Chin Liner Notes
Vartan Art Direction
Marcel Louiguy Composer
Mack David Composer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Dana Mano Composer
George Young Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Menacing Jones- some of her best......

    Just loved this stuff back in the 80's, I guess I experimented with music more then but I haven't found an artist that to this day has anything on Grace Jones. It was her time to growl and boy did she. Surrounding herself with some over the top ideas and producers, musicans and set designs she gave it her best, at times bizzare, most times just pure menacing attitude which propelled her music. You just can't help but feel the groove to these outstanding classic tunes. Ahead of her time on many of these thanks to the cutting edge rhythms from Sly and Robbie, her cropped hair design was copied over and over. Thanks to her "French connection" they put this music out to the public and many "got" it and many could not see past the look. Once Grace got away from this core base camp she seemed to stumble, but she can come back if she chooses, nice put together set of music.

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